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Avalanche Awareness - REI Boulder
Submitted By: Frances Fierst on Oct 11, 2008

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Scheduled on Oct 30, 2008

Avalanche Awareness

Every year, avalanches are one of the leading causes of death among backcountry enthusiasts. Our home turf, Colorado, consistently leads the nation in avalanche fatalities. For people spending time in the high, snowy country, they should be prepared. In this free 45-minute clinic, Colorado Mountain School (CMS) Guides use slides and video clips to provide an introduction to how avalanches happen, what they look like, and how to avoid them. CMS Guides are American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) trained to teach avalanche courses, and they also spend some 300 days a year in the field. Overview of topics covered: types of avalanches, avalanche terrain, snowpack analysis, weather considerations, avalanche decision-making, trip planning and preparation, and travel techniques.

Location:REI Boulder Community Room - 1789 28th St
Contact:303-583-9970
10/30/2008 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
No Registration Required

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